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Arthur Nishimoto Interview

Date: August 22, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Videographer: Kristen Luetkemeier
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-129
03:42:05
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Nisei male. Born August 28, 1923, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, volunteered for the army and served in Europe with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After discharge, was called back to active duty and served with the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps in Japan.
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Born in Honolulu, Hawaii Segment 1 of 31 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Parents' family backgrounds Segment 2 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Early childhood memories of Honolulu Segment 3 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Attending Japanese language school Segment 4 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Celebrating Japanese holidays Segment 5 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Seeing U.S. military personnel training in Hawaii before World War II Segment 6 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Memories of high school Segment 7 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Seeing the Japanese bombers on December 7, 1941 Segment 8 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Memories of Honolulu in chaos after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 9 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Deciding to volunteer for the military Segment 10 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Traveling to the mainland for basic training Segment 11 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Experiencing racism from fellow soldiers at Camp Shelby Segment 12 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada The relationship between the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Battalion Segment 13 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Mixing of Japanese Americans from Hawaii and the mainland during basic training Segment 14 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Going overseas and seeing the Pope Segment 15 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Becoming Mormon before World War II Segment 16 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada First experiences with combat Segment 17 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada The uniqueness of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Segment 18 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Emotional and psychological effects of war Segment 19 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Transferring to the Counterintelligence Corps Segment 20 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Hearing about the wartime service of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion Segment 21 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Role of religious faith in the military Segment 22 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Description of well-known fellow soldiers Segment 23 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Returning home and getting married Segment 24 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Psychological effects of serving in World War II Segment 25 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Being called back to active duty Segment 26 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Description of children Segment 27 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Messages for grandchildren Segment 28 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Thoughts on redress and the incarceration of mainland Japanese Americans Segment 29 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Admiration for Mike Masaoka and the Japanese American creed Segment 30 of 31 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Seeing Japan during military service Segment 31 of 31 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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